The Houston area and the Texas coast might very well be in store for a major weather system this weekend and leading into next week.
As of Friday, Hurricane Harvey was in the Gulf of Mexico with an expected landfall near Corpus Christi. It’s expected to hit land as at least a Category 3 hurricane.
In attempting to help his fellow NFL team, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has offered to host the Houston Texans for Thursday’s preseason game should the conditions warrant it.
Stephen Jones said the Cowboys can make AT&T Stadium available for next week's preseason game vs. HOU. "We want to help in any way we can."
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 25, 2017
Houston and Dallas are set to meet in the preseason finale in Houston next Thursday. At this point, everything seems to be up in the air.
A change in location might very well be the case here moving forward.
“Even when a hurricane is not menacing the Texas coast, Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, is flood-prone. But emergency officials said they did not expect to order evacuations as the storm that Mayor Sylvester Turner called ‘ a rainmaker’ neared,” the NY Times reported on Friday.
Obviously, football should be the least of our concerns when it comes to a potential catastrophe like this. But in the past, we have seen the sports community come together to help those in need. Hurricane Katrina definitely comes to mind last decade. Let’s hope this continues to be the case as Texas braces for a scary situation over the next several days.